Information has never been more available and accessible for seniors than it is today. In fact, Microsoft is promising an even better experience for consuming information with its HoloLens gadget, a device that is still in development. The device, which looks like a large set of sunglasses, provides an overlap of what you actually see with a virtual reality dimension. It may prove to replace devices like the iPhone. Though HoloLens still has a ways to go before it is available to the public, seniors have plenty of gadgets and websites to choose from. Check out these sites for the most up-to-date information.
Seniors who are still new to the Internet can enjoy the luxury of finding answers to legal questions without the need to call their grandson or the local city hall. On sites like FindLaw, a reader can learn about laws, find a lawyer or get answers to questions.
Recycling requirements vary in each state, county and city. Knowing what is allowed and not allowed in your area, especially for electronics, is helpful, and one site to get helpful information is the National Center for Electronics Recycling. The site offers you state-by-state information on electronics recycling and laws that are in place.
Reacquaint yourself with traffic regulations. Most DMVs have their own websites where one can go to to find local traffic information. Driving-Tests.org offers practice tests. Even if you’re not retaking your driver’s exam, reviewing the rules of the road is a great refresher.
While the HoloLens may provide us with a new way of presenting online information. Sites like DudeIWantThat.com are fun places to go to to see the latest in fun and useful technology.
From the Cicret Touchscreen Bracelet — which projects interactive apps and games on your skin — to sleek wedding rings that include an opening mechanism for easy removal. For more hard news on technology, sites like Mashable offer a variety of information, including what’s new, what’s trending and what tech is a hot topic at the moment.
Blog sites like How-To Geek can give seniors the lowdown on technology in a more personable manner. Not only can tech blog sites provide useful information, they also connect to the reader on a personal level. The How-To Geek site can help seniors learn how to replace selected type when working with Word 2013 and how to boost cellphone signal at home.
Perhaps the biggest benefit the Internet provides for today’s seniors is the ability to be more self-sufficient. With finance moving toward online processing, seniors are becoming more knowledgeable on their own. Sites like Investopedia provide readers online tutorials to learn to become a financial expert. From basic personal finance information to advanced security analysis, the site gives readers as much how-to advice as they’re looking for.
Search engine giant Yahoo is another good source for financial information, providing hard-line numbers and the latest news in finance. One particular page on the site is Personal Finance, which can provide helpful information such as “Money mistakes couples make.” This can be helpful to senior couples or grandparents looking out for their grandchildren. Seniors today can become knowledgeable enough about financing through these sites that family members will be coming to them for guidance.